IFIM Bangalore PGDM Admission 2020: Process Closed on Feb 17; Check USPs, Placements, Fees, Accreditations

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February 21, 2020
IFIM Business School Bangalore has closed its application process for admission 2020 on February 17, 2020. IFIM has emerged as one of the fastest growing B-school in South India and has taken a series of steps to offer differentiated PGDM Programs. IFIM is among the first six B-schools with International AACSB & SAQS Accreditation. The Placements for the 2018-20 batch have remained very good.
IFIM Bangalore Admission 2020

IFIM Business School Bangalore has closed the application process for PGDM admission 2020 at 12 midnight on February 17, 2020. In an environment when most B-schools are struggling to retain their number of applications at last year level, IFIM Business School Bangalore has reported an increase of 23 percent in the number of confirmed applicants for admissions in 2020. 

In last few years, IFIM Business School Bangalore has emerged as one of the fastest growing B-school in South India. First, in February 2018, IFIM earned the AACSB Accreditation. Only 11 B-schools in India including ISB, IIM Calcutta, XLRI & SPJIMR are AACSB Accredited. Then, in July 2018, IMT Ghaziabad Director Dr Atish Chattopadhyay joined IFIM as Director. Since then IFIM has taken a series of steps to offer differentiated PGDM Programs. 

IFIM has reported very good Placements 2020. IFIM has closed its last date to apply for PGDM Admissions 2020 on pre announced date of February 17, 2020. Read this article for a detailed review of Curriculum, Placements, Fee, and Admissions. 

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BIMTECH Greater Noida, PGDM Admissions IBSAT 2020 Registration Open

IFIM Bangalore: USPs

  • 6th Business School in India to receive the prestigious AACSB International accreditation. Ranked 28th in India by Business Today 2018 – only institute to jump 20 places.
  • India’s 1st Business School to set up a Digital Business academic area.
  • One of the strongest Finance and Marketing faculty in the country with 45 full time and 14 supporting faculty with CXO Experience, IIMs, IITs, BITS, Foreign University
  • Pioneer of India’s only service excellence index (index of Service Excellence in India – iSEI) IFIM’s Research Incubation Program figured on AACSB’s ‘innovations that inspire’ list of 2019 for Asia Pacific region.
  • Only Business School to offer a Bespoke Curriculum model which provides a tailor-made learning path for each student.

Programs Offered
IFIM Bangalore offers two year full time residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management with options to do Major in Marketing, Finance, Digital Business, Analytics, HRM, and International Business. Besides, the 2 years full time PGDM in Data Science at IFIM is one of the most sought after management programs. It also offers PGDM for working professionals.

IFIM PGDM: Program Highlights
IFIM Business School’s mission is to groom holistic, socially responsible, continuously employable professionals. It positions itself for “Beyond Tomorrow” by:

  1. Grooming ‘T’ shaped professionals aligned to the needs of industry 4.0, through its unique Be-Spoke Curriculum
  2. Best-in-class faculty; A blend of PhD trained and experienced practice-oriented professionals 
  3. Global connect through partnerships with top global business schools offering courses in new-age areas
  4. Award winning Practice Driven Initiatives: Research Incubation, Social Immersion, Personality Enhancement Program, Long duration Industry Internship and Corporate Mentoring    
  5. 33% of the curriculum comprises of Practice Course.
  6. One of the fastest Business School to complete placements in 2018-19, 2019-20
  7. A wellness and personality/communication centric program to nurture life skill and lifestyle in each student is integrated into the curriculum.

PGDM Grooming Professionals for Tomorrow
IFIM Bangalore is building a distinct identity and reputation in the highly cluttered and complex Indian Management Education Landscape, where more than 3,000 MBA Programs are being offered by IIMs, PGDM B-schools and Private/Public Universities.

According to Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IFIM Bangalore, “We are focussing on Job Roles which are futuristic, by grooming Professionals for the Roles of Tomorrow. The key differentiation of IFIM lies in taking a conscious call of moving away from the convention and investing to groom professionals for new age roles like MarTech, FinTech, Digital Transformation Specialists etc.”

Adding further, Dr Chatopadhyay shares, “We have taken the more difficult route by focusing on the Value Addition through the process of Teaching-Learning to impart those knowledge and skills which are futuristic and will prepare our graduates for beyond tomorrow.”

IFIM Centres of Excellence & International Alliances
Actively engaged in research and consulting, IFIM hosts several Centres of Excellence such as AIM-Parasuraman Centre of Service Excellence and Centre for Consulting in Digital Leadership. IFIM has an elite set of international academic partners including leading institutes such as ESCP-London, Darden Business School (University of Virginia) and McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin).

IFIM PGDM: Offering Super Specialization in Cutting Edge areas
IFIM Bangalore offers a unique opportunity for students to study the most relevant and contemporary subject from top business schools in the world. Sharing about the new curriculum at IFIM, Dr Chattopadhyay said, “Our new curriculum introduced with the current Class of 2019 is aligned to the needs of Industry 4.0. We are probably the first institution in the country to have a curriculum which aims to groom ‘T’ shape professionals for the new economy.”

A 10-credit program has been curated for a multi-generational cohort consisting of students and executives for learning by solving real life problems at IFIM partner global schools Darden School of Business (University of Virginia), McCombs School of Business (University of Texas, Austin) and ESCP London to groom ‘T’ shaped professionals for next-gen roles in next-gen industries.

IFIM PGDM 2020-22 Fee
The PGDM 2020-22 Fee for different PGDM programs at IFIM Bangalore is as under

PGDM Program & Duration
Total Fees (INR)
2 Years Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with Marketing, Finance, Digital Business, Analytics, HRM, and International Business
2 Years Full Time PGDM in Data Science
2 Years Part Time PGDM for Working Professionals

*Includes one year student residence on campus plus a 3 week super specialization immersion overseas

IFIM PGDM 2020: Intake
Intake for PGDM 2020-22 batch is 240 seats at IFIM 

MBA/PGDM Admissions Open 2021 | Apply Now!
SPJIMR Mumbai, PGDM Admissions 2021 IMT Common Admissions 2021 Open
IMI New Delhi, PGDM Admissions 2021 Open NMIMS Applications Open for MBA-PGDM Programs
NMAT by GMAC 2020 Registration Open Great Lakes, PGPM & PGDM Admissions Open 2021
BIMTECH Greater Noida, PGDM Admissions IBSAT 2020 Registration Open

IFIM Placements: Highlights
IFIM Bangalore has recorded excellent placements over the last few years.

IFIM Placements for its PGDM 2018-20 batch were over in December 2019 with a rise of 22% in average salary. The highest salary package offered at IFIM is Rs 19.5 lakhs. 159 companies participated in the placement process making offers to 261 graduating students. IFIM has broken its last year record by a month of completing the placement in January.

Both average and highest placements have jumped to new heights. A snapshot of comparative placements 2019 over 2018 is given below:

Placement Statistics
Placement 2020
 Placement 2019
Placement 2018
Total number of Companies
Total number of offers made
Highest package
INR 19,50,000
INR 1,664,000
INR 1,650,000
Average package (22% rise)
INR  9,15,000
INR 7,50,000
INR 5,72,140

Top Recruiters at IFIM Bangalore include Amazon, Oracle, Flipkart, SBI Bank, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, CavinKare, Future Group, HDFC, ITC, 3M, Nestle, Mphasis, Siemens, Societe Generale, Wipro Read More about IFIM Placement 2020

IFIM Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Below is shared the IFIM PGDM Admission 2020 eligibility criteria:

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized university with minimum aggregate 50% marks for all subjects taken together (45% for SC/ST candidates)

Must have qualified in one of the national level management entrance examinations, viz., CAT, XAT or GMAT

Students in final year of graduation could also apply.

IFIM Admission Cut Offs 2020
Following score cut offs are applied in shortlisting by IFIM for admission 2020:

MBA Entrance Exam
Cut Off Percentile/score
CAT 2019
XAT 2020

IFIM Admission Process 2020
IFIM is looking for the candidates who have new ideas and are entrepreneurial instead of only high scorers in MBA entrance exams. According to Dr Chattopadhyay, “We are looking for aspirants who need not be the ones who have belled the CAT, but the ones who are entrepreneurial, have new ideas and can dirty their hands to make a difference.”

Following Steps are included in IFIM Admission process 2020:

  • Eligible candidates needed to fill in the application form online apart from appearing in MBA entrance exam
  • Shortlist will be announced based on entrance exam score and profile
  • All short-listed candidates are required to appear for the final selection process which includes Essay Writing and Personal Interview
  • Final admission offer will be made on the basis of entrance exam score, profile, performance in PI round

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